1st of all, I still have my wisdom teeth. I have a big head and I have plenty of room for them. Even when I was in Marine Corps boot camp (11 years ago), they removed the wisdom teeth of about 1/4 of my platoon. They left mine alone since they weren't causing me problems. They still don't cause me any problems. My previous dentist, 2 years ago said that there was no reason to remove my widsom teeth, especially since there is no decay and not causing any problems. My new dentist says "Oh, no, they definately need to come out. They can cause all kinds of problems in the future. I recommend removing them immediately. If we wait until you have problems, they will be harder to remove". What? blah blah blah. Even though he wouldn't be doing the surgery, he tried to refer me to an oral surgeon to get them removed. (Probably has a deal with him) Is this just a scam for some kind of kickback? Why would a dentist recommend removing 4 teeth if they aren't causing any problems? This is the same dentist who wanted to to get braces and veneers for the gap in my front teeth, but when I said I didn't want to pay that much (after 2 months of decision-making), decided that he could just fill the gap in with some sort of material. This is something he said previously wouldn't work. But it did, and it turned out pretty well. Are dentists bound by the hippocratic oath? Are alot of dentists looking more for profit than actual dental health?